Au Pair in France

Au Pair in France

Each year, AFJ places more than 400 Au Pair girls (and some boys) in all parts of France, but mainly in the South Of France (Monaco, Nice, Cannes,
Antibes, St Tropez, Gap, Valence, Toulon, Marseille, Aix en Provence, Avignon, Nîmes Montpellier, Carcassonne, etc..) + Corsica.

Our placements are mainly:

. Summer : 2 to 3 months, from June to September
. 6 months : from January to June

. The school year : from September to June

. 12 months : All year long

And at all other dates during the year, send a request at:

Why AFJ?

We are dedicated to helping you adjusting to your new environment:

1. annual "Au Pair Meeting Day" in September,
2. listing of the Au Pairs of your area and of the French schools,
3. as well as maps and guides, are available

You can call us at any time of the year to ask for further information or to discuss your life as an Au Pair: (+33) 04 93 822 822.
With AFJ, you also benefit from an Au Pair emergency number at disposal, you are not left alone!

We have first hand experience of what it's like to be living abroad and we speak French, English and Italian.

On request, we will provide you with a certificate for your Au Pair stay in France.

Why Au Pair in France?

. French is an international language spoken in many countries and in various subjects from business to the arts.

It is one of the official languages of the Olympic Games and of the United Nations.

Speaking French will be helpful in your career, whether in international business or in journalism, education, fashion...

. France is a country with a high quality of life, a great artistic life and, above all, excellent food!

. Our historical and cultural background is fascinating.

. France is a central location in Europe which provides many travel opportunities...

The Au Pair Concept

An "Au Pair" placement is an agreement between a young woman (or man) and a host family.

She is integrated for a definite period of time in her host family, will take care of their children and will provide light household tasks.

This stay in France allows the Au Pair to improve her language skills and become fluent in French after a long term stay.

She discovers a different culture, quickly makes new friends and builds lifetime memories and living the French way!

To become an applicant

You must be over 18 (no more than 27 years old) and have learned French for 2 to 3 years minimum.
If you've never studied French, we will not be able to accept your application (exceptions upon request).

You must have some childcare experience (babysitting, camp counseling, kinder-garden internship...) and possibly childcare related or first aid diplôma.

You also should have completed high school and be in good health.

A driver's license is a plus.
If you are used to automatic cars, think twice before agreeing to drive for your host family as 99% of French cars use stick-shifts.
Or take driving lessons before your arrival!

In most families, some light house-cleaning will be the responsibility of the Au Pair.
If you've never helped to do housework, ask yourself if you are ready for this commitment.

Au Pairs from outside the European Union need a Visa to allow them to work.
Please, contact the nearest French Consulate/Embassy to be sure you are eligible (you need to be a student in the current year and have studied French in school).
Then, you will start proceeding with the visa once the family is chosen.


If you want to make some extra activities on the French Riviera please visit the link below :
French Riviera Tendances
Demande de brochure

Pocket Money

For Au Pair - 30 hours
80 €/week

For Au Pair Plus - 35 hours
100 €/week

Au pair in France - Au pair en France

Association Familles & Jeunesse | 4 Rue Masséna - 06000 NICE, France
Tel +33 4 93 822 822 - Fax +33 4 93 881 286 -
Autorisation N° 6142/84